Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Posted April 17, 2011

Published in Health

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Why People Have Difficulty Losing Weight

Read More: change, motivation, personal development, self help, weight loss

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One of the reasons why people who have the desire to lose weight are unable to stick to a diet program is because they also have a psychological resistance to losing weight. That resistance can be expressed in terms of three fears related to change in general and one fear related specifically to losing weight:

  • Fear of the unknown. We don’t know what might happen in the future if things change. We don’t know how we might react. We’re not comfortable with uncertainties. We like things to be predictable. We fear we might get hurt. So we resist taking that leap into the unknown and we stick with what we’ve got, even if it’s making us miserable. ...READ MORE...

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